“Education is about children and as long as our efforts are aligned toward children we are on the right path.”Deborah L. Hendrix President, Board of Education
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Section G Index: Personnel
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Educational Support Personnel Recruiting/Hiring
Date of revision:
January 24, 2013
The Board shall establish and budget for ESP positions in the District on the basis of need and the financial resources of the District.
The selection of candidates for these positions shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designee who shall confer with Supervising Administrators in making a selection. All instructional paraprofessionals, and ESP employees assigned to job descriptions requiring NCLB qualifications, hired by the District to provide instructional support for students in Title I Schoolwide Programs, Targeted Assistance Programs, and all other instructional programs, shall meet the qualifications set forth in federal law and regulations.
Vacancies are posted via the District web site. Anyone qualified for a position may submit an application.
At the Superintendent's discretion, applicants for hard-to-fill support positions could receive a one-time stipend at the time the Board approves employment. The stipend is limited to no more than 5% of the annual salary.
Prior to hiring any person, in accordance with state law, the District shall:
In all cases where credit reports are used in the hiring process, the District shall comply with the Fair Labor Credit Reporting Act.
For ESP positions requiring the employee to operate a District vehicle, the District will obtain authorization in writing from the applicant/employee to procure his/her driving records to evaluate employment, continued employment or insurability under the District's insurance coverage(s).
The applicant may pay the fee over a three (3)-month period after employment. The fee will be credited to the fingerprint processing account. Should the employee leave the District prior to full payment of his or her fingerprint costs, the remaining balance due will be deducted from the employee's final pay.
15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. (Fair Credit Reporting Act)
20 U.S.C. 6319 (Paraprofessional requirements under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
42 U.S.C. 653 (a) (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act)
34 C.F.R. 200.58, 200.59 (Federal regulations regarding paraprofessional qualifications)
C.R.S. 13-80-103.9 (Liability for failure to perform an education employment required background check)
C.R.S. 14-14-111.5 (Child Support Enforcement Procedures)
C.R.S. 22-2-119 (Duty to make inquiries prior to hiring)
C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(f) (Board duty to employ personnel)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.7 (Duty to make inquiries prior to hiring)
C.R.S. 22-32-109.8 (Fingerprinting requirements for non-licensed positions)
C.R.S. 24-5-101 (Effect of criminal conviction on employment)
C.R.S. 24-34-402 (1) (Discriminatory and unfair employment practices)